For Nargis Fakhri, there is no shortcut to success or fame. At a time when infamy has become a part of showbiz, the actress says she still believes in the “romantic notion that skill and hard work is more important than notoriety”.

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Asked about whether Hindi film industry tends to give extra attention to actors who have worked in a Hollywood film or garnered acclaim in the international circuit, Nargis said that the statement “doesn’t ring true” for her.

“Well, I came here with no background or Hollywood credits so that certainly doesn’t ring true for me. I think that occasionally, fame and popularity can garner more attention for individuals or films. But as a person who believes in my craft, I like the romantic notion that skill and hard work is more important than notoriety,” Nargis told IANS in an email interaction.

Skill, hard work more important than notoriety: Nargis Fakhri
Nargis Fakhri: Skill & hard work more important than notoriety

“As a money focused industry, which of course Bollywood is, I also appreciate that there is a balance and we’re all part of that,” she added.

Nargis took the first step towards the world of glamour with modelling in 2005. After Rockstar, she did films on a wide variety of topics ranging from serious to fun like Main Tera HeroMadras Cafe and her first Hollywood outing was Spy, an action-comedy film.

Meanwhile, on the Indian silver screen, Nargis will be seen with Ritiesh Deshmukh in Banjo, and in Housefull 3 as well.

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